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Highlands Road Gem Mine/The Gemstone Gallery

4961 Highlands Rd,
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

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Come and enjoy our beautiful Smoky Mountain vistas as you gem mine by the Cullasaja river on Highlands Road. It’s the most scenic drive up to the waterfalls. We offer paydirt “loaded” gem buckets. We have onsite jewelry cutting and jewelry mounting by our experienced jewelers. Experienced gem ID. We also offer gem bags “to go” so you can enjoy it later at home! You’ll be mining for many beautiful gemstones. Many Folks have found Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz, Moonstone, Garnet, Emerald, Black Tourmaline, Pyrite, Bloodstone, Rose Quartz, Kyanite, Moss Agate, Smoky Quartz, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Aqua Marine, Citrine, Amethyst, Quartz Crystal, Iolite, green, blue & pink aventurine, Lapis, rainbow moonstone, Lepidolite, Ametrine, Dravite, Diopside, Ruby Fuchsite, Turquoise. We’re a clean, friendly gem mine. Handicap accessible. We discount large groups, birthday parties, church groups, and school groups. It’s good clean dirty FUN for all ages!! Gold mining by the river coming this summer!! The Gemstone Gallery specializes in Fine jewelry in gold & silver & large variety of cut gemstones! We offer a large collection of Mineral specimens, Gemstone beads, wood carvings & artwork in gemstones. We do custom work by experienced jewelers onsite. Gem Mine Hours: Wed-Sun 9:30-5:30, Wed-Sun, April-October Gem Shop Hours: Wed-Sun 9:30-5:30, Wed-Sun, March-December Reservations/Appointments: 828-342-3135

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